One of the founders of Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural,
editor/founder of Tia Chucha Press and Dos Manos
Records, and cofounder/editor of Xispas.com. He
was also director of the LA Latino Writers Association
in East LA and publisher/editor of the pioneering
Xicano magazine, XismeArte in the early 1980s. He
now has eight books published and a CD, including
the international best seller "Always Running."
The talented and multifaceted Fine Artist who designed
the Xispas logo.
GONZALEZ... Award-winning music producer,
filmmaker and head of Ramparts Records.
GONZALEZ... Co-Ramparts Records owner.
HERNANDEZ... Possesses a "cartoon
mind" that enables him to humorously capture
the most alarming reality in a simple pen and ink
sketch. Serg was also on the editorial board of
Con Safos in the 70's and 80's. He's also a Fine
Artist who exhibits his paintings in Galleries and
HERNANDEZ... Educator, activist, and
RODRIGO RETANA... has been published
in the Los Angeles Times Opinion Section, was a
guest on KPFK 90.7 FM Pacifica Radio station's "Democracy
Now!" program where he discussed his experiences
as a former officer on the LAPD. He has recently
completed his first novel.
M. ROSAS... Writer
SHELTON... Graduated from Pomona College
with a BA in English. She has been a freelance editor
for the last three years and really enjoys reading
and editing the written word.
THORPE ... Writer, artist, activist.
VALLEN ... An accomplished Painter and
Printmaker who is well known for his serious works
of social realism. Founder of the "Art For
A Change" website. Also webmaster for Xispas.
VELARDE... Award-winning TV producer
and documentarian. Velarde won ten Emmy Awards for
his production work at CBS Network Television. His
multi-faceted Production Company, "Creative
Teamwork Entertainment Inc.", includes film,
Television, Music, Live Concerts and Management.
Under his Independent Record Label, Fandango Records,
he has produced various music groups.